Here are some awesome knitting tips for beginners. Enjoy!
How to read a chart
Not ALL charts are alike. Reading a knitting chart is different than a cross stitch. It can be confusing but not when you follow my simple tutorial.
Self -Patterning Yarn – How will it look?
Want to know how a self-patterning yarn will look? Just wrap some yarn around a ruler and voila! It will give you an idea of how the pattern will progress but remember the sock pattern has more stitches which makes it much wider than the stripes pictured here and so the stripes in your sock pattern will be much narrower.
While I’m spinning, I somehow either get caught in the roving or step on it without knowing and end up with a break. Being the inventor like my Dad was, I came up with this idea for holding my roving so that it wouldn’t be on the floor within reach of my Poms or my feet. What I did was purchase a plastic gift bag (not paper) then I got one of those hooks from 3M that sticks to a surface but releases when you pull the strip of sticky stuff down. Off it comes without leaving any residue or removing paint or wallpaper. I don’t want to ruin my beautiful wheels, so this is what I used. I stuck it to my wheel, attached the hook and hung my bag full of roving. Works great!